Health Care

curator inspects Pollock's Mural

Art conservation, obesity conversation

Hawkeye Lunch and Learn series announces first events of spring slate
The University of Iowa’s popular Hawkeye Lunch and Learn series, which has been drawing capacity crowds since its January 2014 debut, will offer two events in January, one focusing on Jackson Pollock’s famous Mural and the other on the challenges of the obesity epidemic in the 21st century.

Donate blood this holiday season

DeGowin Blood Center at UI Hospitals and Clinics seeks eligible donors
The DeGowin Blood Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is encouraging those who are eligible to donate blood this holiday season.

UI Hospitals and Clinics named Ebola care center

Will serve as Iowa's only Ebola treatment center
Leaders of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials in Iowa City announced Monday, Dec. 15, that the state’s comprehensive academic medical center has been named as Iowa’s only Ebola treatment center. There are currently no reported cases of Ebola infections in Iowa or anywhere in the United States.
A large man carrying a red gym bag walks down an airplane aisle.

Iowa Alumni Magazine Battle of the bulge

A collaborative UI initiative confronts the complex problem of obesity, challenging stereotypes about the disease and finding solutions to one of the nation's top health threats. It's not just about the food.

UI part of new 'Center Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

UI team will study how seizures disrupt breathing
University of Iowa neuroscientists led by George Richerson, head of neurology in the UI Carver College of Medicine, have joined eight other research groups across the world that will work together on increasing the understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the leading cause of death from epilepsy.

UI Hospitals and Clinics recognized for excellence in using health information

Leaders of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City announced today, Friday, Dec. 4, that the state’s only academic medical center has won a prestigious national award for its use of health information technology to improve patient safety and outcomes. The 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies

Honors LGBTQ care at UI Hospitals and Clinics earns national recognition

For a second year in a row, the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) has named University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics an Equality Leader in its national survey based on nondiscrimination policies and care for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) community. Among the

UI, ISU Dance Marathons teaming up during rivalry week

One for One campaign hopes to raise $1 for each child treated at UI Children’s Hospital
University of Iowa Dance Marathon and ISU Dance Marathon are teaming up this week for the One for One campaign. The goal is to raise $1 for every child treated at the UI Children's Hospital last year—$57,889.

Mapping the path to the best rural health system

New policy paper provides model for affordable, accessible health care in rural communities
A high performance rural health care system, incorporating principles of affordability, accessibility, community focus, high quality, and patient centeredness, could be built upon existing rural primary care services, according to new policy paper from the Rural Policy Research Institute Health Panel.

Enzyme may be key to cancer progression in many tumors

Study implicates TET1 enzyme as a master regulator in cancer
A University of Iowa study provides a deeper understanding of how the cancer-causing KRAS gene turns off tumor suppressor genes, and identifies a key enzyme in the process. The findings suggest that this enzyme, known as TET1, may be an important target for cancer diagnostics and treatment.